As an attorney in Colorado, Catherine Hammond provides estate and tax planning services to individuals and businesses. Ms. Hammond’s primary focus is protecting families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death through creating comprehensive, values-based estate plans which minimize taxes, costs, and government interference. Ms. Hammond will take the time to get to know you as an individual, learning about your life and values. She will work closely with you through an ongoing relationship to ensure your personal and financial goals are met as your life and the laws change over the years.
Ms. Hammond learned firsthand the effects of failing to plan when her mother developed early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease without any planning documents in place, requiring her to endure the living probate of her mother’s estate. Through that heart-wrenching experience, she was determined to help others avoid the added devastation of a complicated and expensive legal process by obtaining a law degree and devoting her practice to estate planning. Upon finishing law school, Ms. Hammond worked on a contract basis with Denver-based Sherman & Howard. She then moved on to LexisNexis, where she managed a team of attorneys and developed a knowledge of and love for the business world.
In 2005, fulfilling her dream as a counselor and planner, she founded Hammond Law Group.
Ms. Hammond is a member of WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Colorado Springs Estate Planning Council, and the Purposeful Planning Institute. She previously served on the Board of Governors for the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.
More than simply an attorney, Ms. Hammond also serves clients and their families through transformational coaching, especially through life transitions. She is currently pursuing her certification in Integrative Personal Development to more deeply support clients in living fully, bravely, and beautifully for all of their days.
A Denver native, Ms. Hammond completed her undergraduate work at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a major in French and a minor in Psychology. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in 1993, with a concentration in estate planning, tax, and mediation. She has a special interest in planned charitable giving.
Outside the office, Ms. Hammond enjoys a wide variety of activities including hiking with her rescue dog, Denali, as well as reading, writing, cooking flavorful foods with vegetables, and spending time with her fiance, daughters, and granddaughters.